What do I do?

I get a lot of emails asking about what I do on daily basis so I thought I’d share with you just a few things that I do for law firms and law schools all over the world.

I don’t really have a standard week so here are just a few bullet points summing up a few of the things I might be getting up to.

Social media training

You know I love social media, and there are so many benefits today for the legal sector with social media however some people just don’t quite know how to do it or they don’t do it correctly. So my training sessions show you the best ways to engage with clients, potential clients and the legal sector as a whole.

Social media management

Some people just don’t have time to manage their social media accounts themselves and that’s totally okay, as that’s where I come in.  I can help by managing the social media platforms ensuring that there is consistency.

Writing blog posts

Sometimes you may stumble across a website and be reading their content whether it be a blog post or website content (service pages etc.) and that content might actually be written by me.

I write content for people that just don’t have the time to write it themselves.  Sometimes I might be named on the website as the author, or sometimes I am writing as a ghost writer.

If you’re particularly busy law firm or law school this is a great way to get content out if you don’t have the time to do it yourself, especially as you should be blogging or updating your news pages regularly.

Training on blogging

Now you all know I love blogging and I love showing other people how to do blog effectively.  Blogging is so important for law schools,  lawyers and law firms so my training helps explain why it’s important, the benefits, how to do it effectively, why it doesn’t have to be a time consuming exercise and also some of my top tips.

Speaking at events

I’m very lucky that I get invited to speak at events, from legal conferences to law schools.  I get to talk about social media for lawyers, why blogging is so important, what life is like as a law student (and now law graduate) as well a many other subjects.

I love speaking with you all, having great conversations and sharing some of my knowledge with you.

Rewriting website content

Very often I get asked if I can rewrite some of website content, whether it is services page, an about us or any other pages on website.

Conducting social media or website reviews

Very often people will have social media channels or a website and they just aren’t seeing the results or engagement that they want.  What I do is conduct a social media or website review where I check out various things online and then produce a report which shows you exactly what is and isn’t working.  How you can improve what you are doing, as well as how to make the most of these platforms. I throw in some of my top tips as well!

Writing content my blog

Part of my week is spent writing my own content for Lawyer In The Making.   I am so lucky that this still feels like a hobby to me which I think is the most important part.  I am a genuine law geek and writing content is so exciting, I love reading news stories, finding out the legal aspects of things, sharing events, books etc.  So if you do ever see a story that you think I might be interested in do share the link with me on social media.

Writing content of the other online platforms 

Sometimes I get asked to write content myself which is then shared on other platforms or online magazines. I absolutely love doing  this and recently I wrote a series of 30 blog posts for law students which are being shared on the Thomson Reuters website and as and when posts go live I will be sharing the links on here.

So there you have it a mini-breakdown of what I do, and if you are interested in any of the things I have mentioned above, or believe I might be able to help you, then please do get in touch.

Rebecca x

2017 Law School Mission

Have you seen my 2017 law school mission?

At the end of 2016 I made a decision to have a series of things I wanted to achieve or start moving forward with in 2017, and one of them involved  law schools,

Nearly every law school around the world has a blog or news page on their section of the university website so it is quite frustrating to see them not be used to their full potential.

It got me thinking that maybe I could assist in that, but first I needed to ascertain why they weren’t getting used properly.

Is it because they think they don’t have time to write content?  Or maybe they don’t know how to share the content properly online? Or are they concerned about what to write, or who should be writing?

There are so many benefits to you as a law school and your students with  sharing  content online.  Plus it is a great way to engage with other law schools and also future students.  Prospective students check out your content online and what your website is offering, but an up to date blog or news page would give them such a great insight into what is going on in terms of extra-curricular activities, events, public lectures, student thought etc.

It would give them a far greater insight into life as law student at YOUR law school, rather than them just checking out the standard list of modules

You can check out my blog post and video about this portion of my 2017 mission here.

So I want to help you as best I can with this. 

Do you need help with knowing how to write blog posts? How to share the great content online? How to build up a bank of writers through your staff and students?

I am going to be running some very basic training sessions for your law school, and academics and students are welcome to attend.

So if you think you would benefit from a 1 hour session with some Q&A time, then  why not get in touch and book a session.

My training sessions can be in person or by a webinar link so that way if you do live abroad then you aren’t missing out.

I really do mean it when I say that I would love to help more law schools engage better online through this type of content, plus there is nothing worse than going onto a blog or news page and the last bit of information being dated 2014.

Why not start showcasing some of the amazing things you are doing!

Rebecca x

#AskLITM is back!

So today on twitter I am going to be answering some frequently asked questions!

#AskLITM

#AskLITM

I try and do this a couple of times a year, as a lot of you have similar questions regarding studying law, work experience, advocacy and lots more topics.

I do always respond individually to emails, tweets and DMs.  So if you have a question then drop me a line and I can try and help as best I can.

I will be using the hashtag #AskLITM just for ease o you can go back and find the questions and answers.

Have a brilliant Wednesday afternoon!

For those of you that don’t already follow me on Twitter, then you can find me by clicking @lawyer_inmaking.

Rebecca x

Has Montgomery Administered the Last Rites to Therapeutic Privilege?

Has Montgomery Administered the Last Rites to Therapeutic Privilege? A Diagnosis and a Prognosis

You might be wondering why I have shared this rather lengthy title with you, and you also might be thinking that it looks very much like a lecture title, that is because it is!

The UCL run  amazing law events open to the public, and these include a full lecture and seminar programme, and I regularly attend them when  I can.

When I saw this particular topic shared back in November I knew I had to book on (plus they are all free).

This is a particular area of law I am interested in and if you would like more information you can check out the website with all the relevant info here.   This event is on Thursday 19th January 2017, it starts at 6pm and is scheduled to end at 7pm.  You can book online.

This particular session is part of UCL Law’s “Current Legal Problems” series and they have some brilisnt topics coming up.   The Rt. Honorable Baroness Hale is running a session in February.  For a full list of topics that are being covered in this series, click here.

I will be live tweeting the event on Thursday (subject to phone signal/wifi) so keep an eye out for that!

Rebecca x

It’s Gateway Day!

If you have been on twitter the last few days you will have seen so many tweets from current and prospective BPTC students, as well as LLB students, GDL students and those who have been already called – waiting for the Pupillage Gateway to open.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Pupillage Gateway it is a platform that you use to apply for some of your Pupillage choices/applications.

(It is a bit like UCAS but for aspiring barristers, however quite a lot more onerous!).

Not every chambers uses the Gateway and you can only apply for 12 on the Gateway, and as many outside of the Gateway as you want.

Some chambers that are out of the Gateway have already had their deadlines for 2018 Pupillage (and these deadlines were as early as September/October 2016).

There are some standard questions which populate themselves (name, address, education etc.) but every Chambers adds their own questions.  Don’t forget that you can always go on and generate the answers to the standard (non-chamber specific questions) well in advance of the application window opening!

Some are as you would expect, Why this area of law? Why this Chambers? but some are slightly more unusual. Describe certain words, choose an area of law you would change and why etc.

The Bar Council has put together a guide on how to use it, which you can check out here.

Good luck to everyone applying!

Rebecca x